Bette Davis Quotes (88 quotations)

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1. (about a starlet) She's the original good time that was had by all. - Bette Davis

2. Acting means act and react. React dammit! (to Marilyn Monroe) - Bette Davis

3. Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life. - Bette Davis

4. An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boringÉ I ought to know. - Bette Davis

5. At 50, I thought proudly: Here we are, half century! Being 60 was fairly frightening. You want to know how I spent my 70th birthday? I put on a completely black face, a fuzzy black Afro wig, wore black clothes and hung a black wreath on my door. - Bette Davis

6. Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. - Bette Davis

7. Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did. - Bette Davis

8. Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother! - Bette Davis

9. Everybody has a heart. Except some people. - Bette Davis

10. Evil people you never forget them. And that's the aim of any actress-never to be forgotten. - Bette Davis

11. Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night! - Bette Davis

12. First time was when I was 26 and got married - and it was hell waiting. - Bette Davis

13. From the age of six, I have known that I was sexy. And let me tell you it has been hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. - Bette Davis

14. From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. - Bette Davis

15. Gary was a macho man, but none of my husbands was ever man enough to become Mr Bette Davis." (on Gary Merrill, her fourth husband) - Bette Davis

16. Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me. - Bette Davis

17. Getting old is not for sissies. - Bette Davis

18. Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism. - Bette Davis

19. I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. - Bette Davis

20. I am just too much. - Bette Davis

21. I believe God helps those who help themselves. - Bette Davis

22. I didn't forget your breakfast. I didn't bring your breakfast. Because you didn't eat your din-din. - Bette Davis

23. I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. - Bette Davis

24. I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache. - Bette Davis

25. I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it. - Bette Davis

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